We have been having a lot of fun during the last few weeks of school. We finished our math books and phonics lessons with a week to go, so we spent the last week doing lots of fun science projects. We had toads and frogs and learned the different between the two. We learned how to tell if a toad is male or female. We did several magnet experiments and learned a lot about what we can do and what we can't do with magnets. We also had an ice cream party to celebrate reaching 20,000 minutes in our reading logs. We have been having a lot of fun!
The last day of school is Tuesday, May 29th. We will have Mass at 8:30. Then we will go back to the classroom until dismissal at 11:45. The students will be given their final report cards before we dismiss. We will have morning snack and recess, so students should bring a snack.
Our last mystery reader actually scheduled her date to read to us near the beginning of the school year. And the day came, but so did the snow and we ended up leaving school early that day, so no mystery reader. But the second time was a charm and she came in and read "As an Oak Tree Grows" by G. Brian Karas. This book talks about how the world has changed over the past 200 years in the eyes of an old oak tree. It shows many changes from people, to transportation, to animal habitats, and modes of energy. Then our reader handed out baby pine trees for everyone to plant in honor of Earth Day. What a fun way to wrap up a great program! Thanks to all my mystery readers! This is probably the first year I've had someone come in for each and every student in my class! We had moms, dads, siblings, aunts, and grandparents! You did a beautiful job!
We have been doing a lot of fun things in addition to learning time, measurement, fractions, prefixes, adjectives, and the life cycle of frogs. We continue to review our phonics rules, addition and subtraction, and sentence-writing through practice, worksheets, and games. We are learning how Jesus lived his life on Earth and how we can do our best to live like Jesus. We are doing our end of the year testing, enjoying some time outside, and counting down our days to summer! The Race for Education and Water Fun Day are just two of our recent events that were so much fun! Field trip pictures will follow soon!
Welcome to First Grade!
Hello! I am Stacey Biggins, the first grade teacher at St. Joseph School. I am so excited to be teaching first grade! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or by sending a note with your child. I can also be reached at the school office by calling 717-632-0118. By working together, we will all have a blessed school year!
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First Grade Specials
Tuesday: Computer and Spanish